Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

All posts by Andy Brown

23/01/2023

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ended 20 January 2023

Twenty three athletes from ten countries, competing in ten sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the week to 20 January 2023. Cases involved an Australian Sprinter who won a Silver Medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games; a Bulgarian national team football player; and...

14/01/2023

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ended 13 January 2023

Ninety two athletes from 13 countries, competing in 22 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the week to 13 January. The reason numbers were so high was not due to a spike in doping over the Christmas period, but because anti-doping organisations decided to...

07/01/2023

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – two weeks ending 6 January 2023

A total of 43 athletes from eleven countries, competing in 17 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light over the Christmas and New Year period. Six cases involved test evasion, three involved violations of rules requiring athletes to indicate where they will be available for testing,...

23/12/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 23 December 2022

Fifteen athletes from five countries, competing in six sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the last week. Three Kenyan cases involving tampering with medical documentation prompted the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics to issue an information sheet about the ‘Doping Crisis in...

16/12/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 16 December 2022

Just one athlete was involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Turkish athlete Aras Kaya, was sanctioned with a three year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving Erythropoietin (EPO). The middle to long distance specialist returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF –...

10/12/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – two weeks ending 9 December 2022

Twenty one athletes from 12 countries, competing in 13 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the two weeks to 9 December 2022. Cases involved three US athletes, including a Rio 2016 Gold Medal winner, sanctioned after investigations by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) revealed...

01/12/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 25 November 2022

Seven athletes from five countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the week ending 25 November. Cases involved a boxer sanctioned due to a past criminal conviction for possession of cannabis with intent to supply; and an English cricketer whose contract...

22/11/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 18 November 2022

Twelve athletes from seven countries, competing in six sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Cases involved a US Decathlete who competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics altering his email address in a failed attempt to defend himself against charges of whereabouts...

14/11/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 11 November 2022

Twenty nine athletes from five countries, competing in ten sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. Italy’s anti-doping prosecutor (PNA) issued sanctions to 23 athletes, ten of which were cyclists. Of those ten cyclists, six were sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations involving...

05/11/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 4 November 2022

Sixteen athletes from ten countries, competing in eleven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the past week. The arrest of a Doctor in Greece illustrated the power that Police investigations have in dismantling the doping supply chain as opposed to the sporting jurisprudence system,...

29/10/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 28 October 2022

Ten athletes from nine countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the last week. Cases included the stripping of a London 2012 Gold Medal from a hurdler; a 19 year old triple jumper; a Polish international footballer; a deaf judoka and...

Features 26/10/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 21 October 2022

Fifteen athletes from nine countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the past week. Cases included a former world number one tennis player returning an adverse analytical finding (AAF – or ‘positive test’) for an anti-anaemia drug; two Kenyan distance runners...

15/10/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 17 October 2022

Eighteen athletes from 13 countries, competing in ten sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the past week. Cases involved confirmation that the British 4x100m team will be stripped of its Tokyo 2020 Silver Medal after CJ Ujah received a 22 month ban; An investigation...

08/10/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 7 October 2022

Twenty athletes from nine countries, competing in eleven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Two high profile boxing cases attracted media attention. A positive test by a UK fighter derailed a prize fight, and a former World Boxing Council (WBC) title holder from...

04/10/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 30 September 2022

A total of 36 athletes competing in 17 sports, from 13 countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light during the week ending 30 September 2022. Cases involved two Kenyan distance runners receiving one year reductions to four year bans after admitting anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) for...

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